The Walking Dead Create A Bleak World. Appreciate The Good You Find In It.
As this week’s episode of The Walking Dead came to a close, Eugene decided to turn himself into the Commonwealth troopers and face charges for the accidental death of Governor Milton’s son, Sebastian.
Why did he do it? Because he realized that, when he was at his lowest, Maxxine Mercer gave him hope, made him a better person, and, ultimately, was someone he couldn’t live without. For Eugene, the idea that he would either have to abandon her at the Commonwealth and live out the rest of his life without her, or let her take the fall for Sebastian’s death, were outcomes he couldn’t stomach, and so, rather than accept those, Eugene chose instead to stand up and face the music, accepting whatever fate awaited him for Sebastian’s death.
The point here is that, in spite of everything going on around him, in spite of the general awfulness of the apocalypse, Eugene managed to find someone who made him happy and made him want to be a better person, and he would rather die than abandon her.
The zombie apocalypse will be awful — Zombies by the millions, the world collapsing, losing people you care about, being forced to eke out a living, being under constant threat by hostile survivors — and it will be worse if you only focus on the bad, but, if you’re willing to push through, you will find that you won’t be the only good person surviving, there will be others. If you can form a good group, are willing to put in the work to make it strong and cohesive, and build a strong base, you might find that you build something great, even inside the worst of circumstances, and maybe, just maybe, you may find that one fellow survivor who makes you happy, and makes you want to be a better person.
If you do, someday, have these things in the zombie apocalypse, you should always appreciate them and never take them for granted because every good thing in your life is precious.